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FYI OT: new computer vulnerability


Thought you'd want to be aware of of spyware installed by copy-protected

Sony music CDs, which also is a conduit for viruses:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2005-11-10-sony-hackers_x.htm?POE=NEWISVA

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/11/10/sony.hack.reut/index.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/11/AR2005111100632.html

http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/11/the_bush_admini.html

Also, apparently spyware/anti-virus software has difficulty detecting the Sony malware and the viruses that it can hide.

Im writing you to express my concerns about the recent revelation
regarding root kit software that is being secretly installed on
users computers when they agree to a misleading End User License
Agreement from Sony / BMG.
According to recent research, said
software uses the same techniques used by hackers to camouflage
viruses, and other forms of mal-ware. Not only that, this software is
so poorly written as to open the host system up to other, potentially
more damaging attacks.
I
want you to understand that the security vulnerabilities that Sony /
BMG have inadvertently created are the kind that any competent hacker
can fly a virtual 747 into.
I urge you to read Mark Russinovichs web log entries regarding this software, and take heed his expert opinion on this matter.
Here are links to the relevant entries.
http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/10/sony-rootkits-and-digital-rights.html
http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/11/more-on-sony-dangerous-decloaking.html
http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2005/11/sonys-rootkit-first-4-internet.html
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